Advanced Television


BBC First launches in Moldova

BBC Studios has announced the launch of BBC First linear channel with Orange Moldova, one of the major operators in the territory, marking the British drama channel’s debut in the market. BBC First joins BBC News on the platform and is available to all subscribers of their digital cable TV service. The channel debuts with […]

June 7, 2023

Orange Belgium completes VOO acquisition

Orange Belgium has completed its acquisition of a controlling stake in telco operator, VOO. The closing of this deal will give Orange Belgium a 75 per cent stake minus 1 share in VOO, with the remaining 25 per cent plus one share retained by Nethys. This transaction values VOO at an enterprise value of €1.8 […]

June 2, 2023

EC defers Orange/MásMóvil merger decision

The European Commission has announced an extension of 10 working days to its in-depth investigation of the proposed creation of a joint venture by Spanish telcos Orange and MásMóvil. The Commission is concerned that the transaction may reduce competition in the retail supply of mobile and fixed broadband services as well as of multiple-play bundles […]

May 4, 2023By Colin Mann

Orange Q1 “in line” with targets

Orange group revenues grew 1.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2023 (+€135 million) compared to Q1 2022 thanks to growth in retail services (+2.8 per cent or €219 million), fueled in particular by repricing in Europe and by the growth driver Africa which saw a sharp 9.1 per cent increase in revenues (+€141 […]

April 26, 2023

Orange hires Zerbib

Bruno Zerbib has been appointed Chief Technology and Innovation Officer of Orange and member of the Group’s Executive Committee from June 1st. He replaces Michaël Trabbia who has been appointed Executive Director and CEO of Orange Wholesale. Zerbib was previously Chief Technology and Digital Officer of Schneider Electric. Christel Heydemann, Chief Executive Officer of Orange, […]

April 25, 2023

Martinez named CFO of Orange group

The Orange group has announced the appointment of Laurent Martinez, the current CFO of Alstom, as Executive Director in charge of Finance, Performance and Development from September 1st. Jean-Michel Thibaud, Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the Group, will act as interim manager during this transition period. Martinez has been Alstom’s Chief Financial Officer and member […]

April 14, 2023

Spain: MásMóvil broadband overtakes Vodafone

MásMóvil ended the year as the third largest broadband provider in Spain – ahead of Vodafone – according to the latest CNMC data. MásMóvil hit a penetration rate of 18.6 per cent, higher than Vodafone’s 17.5 per cent, which is now in fourth place. Telefónica is the market leader with a 34.1 per cent share […]

April 12, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

EC probes Orange, MásMóvil merger

The European Commission (EC) has opened an in-depth investigation into the potential merger between Orange and MásMóvil on the grounds that the operation could lead to higher prices and affect the quality of services. Brussels will now have 90 working days (until August 21st) to conclude whether the combined operation would hinder competition. “The transaction […]

April 4, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

EC poised for major probe of Orange, MásMóvil merger

Brussels has postponed its decision over the €19 billion merger between Orange and MásMóvil until April 3rd to have more time to study the deal. The EC is likely to reject the Spanish CNMC’s bid to take control of the case and instead launch its own high-level probe. In February both companies notified the EC […]

March 8, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Orange, OneWeb connectivity agreement

Low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company OneWeb and telco Orange have signed a distribution agreement to expand connectivity services across Europe, Africa, Latin America, and other global regions. The news comes as governments across the world prioritise the development of digital infrastructure networks post-COVID. With this partnership, Orange will offer enriched connectivity, integrating OneWeb’s […]

March 8, 2023By Colin Mann